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Bob Holness Bob Holness ...  Himself / ... 875 episodes, 1983-1994
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In 1987, the opening title sequence was replaced by a new opening title sequence, which was inspired by the classic futuristic thriller Blade Runner (1982), which flying hexagons are seen flying above a futuristic city. The new title sequence remained until the final show of "Blockbusters" in 1993. See more »

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Contestant: [running joke] I'll take an E please Bob.
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The credits scroll up the screen beside the board which the hexagon are seen randomly flashing as the closing credits plays. See more »

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My Favourite Game Show
12 December 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

I do so wish Blockbusters and Bob Holness would return to out screens. British terrestrial TV needs a good gameshow and Blockbusters could provide it.

In the show, students picked a letter from the hexagonal blocks. They might say, "Can I have a T Bob?" for example or even funnier, "Can I have a P Bob?" The answer to the general knowledge question that they were going to be asked began with the letter they picked. The questions were quite tough at times which made it even more fun. And the 60 second hot spot finale was just engrossing.

Blockbusters was a very good gameshow. It was entertaining but more importantly, it helped build one's general knowledge up. If you've watched enough episodes of Blockbusters, then those good old pub quizzes are going to be a piece of cake!


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